Category Archives: Active Directory 2016

Forest and domain functional levels only showing “Windows Server” not showing Windows Server 2016

Once you have migrated all Domain Controllers from Windows Server 2008R2 to Windows Server 2016, if you want to raise the forest and domain functional levels from Server 2008R2 to higher version, you can only able see “Windows Server 2012/R2” and “Windows Server”? what would be “Windows Server” and why its not … [Continue reading]

SYSVOL and NETLOGON not shared on Windows server 2016/2012 R2

SYSVOL and NETLOGON not shared  or missing and initial sync not finished on newly Built Windows 2016 Domain Controllers on 2012 R2 domain where Windows Server 2016 Domain Controllers been introduced in 2012 R2 Active Directory Environment, we can do non-authoritative restore of DFSR same like D2 SYSVOL restoration for FRS on legacy operating system

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Windows server 2016 co-existence and migrate/upgrade scenarios with Windows server 2012 R2/2008/2003

Upgrade Active Directory Server 2016 from Windows Server 2012 R2/2008/2003: Is windows server 2016 can coexistence with windows server 2003? Can I do in-place upgrade from windows server 2003 or windows server 2008/2012 R2? Which is supported and which is not supported and how can I plan Active Directory upgrade path from my old legacy windows server 2003/2008 R2/2012 … [Continue reading]

Active Directory 2016 New Features

Active Directory 2016 features on Windows Server 2016: I have already discussed about the Windows Server 2016 Features where new features and major improvement on the operating system end been listed, now want to see more specifically on Active Directory 2016 and difference between Active Director 2012 and 2016

Also Read: Active Directory Features in Windows Server 2012

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